Southbank Centre featured free events, 19 – 25 August 2019

Southbank Centre

These are some of the selected free events taking place at The Southbank Centre. Click on the event title for further information.


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Disco Loco

Various times | 14 Jul 2019 – 26 Aug 2019| Run times may vary | Riverside Terrace, Level 2 | Free

DJ and young dancers

Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment with Disco Loco.

The wild and wonderful family party welcomes revellers of all ages to an afternoon of DJing and performances.

Boogie to back-to-back tunes from the Disco Loco Allstar DJs and marvel at live music, dance and cabaret, hosted by the genial MC Chu-i.

Disco Loco have been entertaining families across East London since 2006 in a programme of arts, culture and a spirit of togetherness, running inclusive monthly events for families.

  • Sun 14 Jul: Rhyss Pieces, Symoné
  • Sun 21 Jul: Fantabulosa’s Xnthony, Porridge Radio
  • Sun 28 Jul: Shakaonafire, Grace Shush
  • Sun 18 Aug: Fantabulosa’s Ginny Lemon, Dream Nails
  • Mon 26 Aug: XOEY 5.0, Rubyyy Jones


Part of Southbank Summer programme



Tw*t Boutique

Saturday 24 August| 4pm | Riverside Terrace, Level 2 | Free

The era-defining club night is back for a free one-night-only summer special. Because you need it.

Tw*t Boutique is a club night for LGBTQI+ people and their friends. In their own words, ‘It’s quite good. Exciting people play exciting music while you dance, sweat and chase honeys.’

Past guests of Tw*t Boutique have included The Kills, Gossip, Peaches, The Horrors, La Roux, Anna Calvi and Ms. Dynamite.

Full line-up to be announced.

Age recommendation
Please note that after 9pm this event may contain adult content.

Event information
This event finishes at 1am.

ID and bag checks are in place on entry. We have a zero tolerance drugs policy across all of our venues at Southbank Centre.

Only alcohol purchased at Southbank Centre bars can be consumed at this even



Queer Tango on the Thames

Sunday 25 August| 4pm | Riverside Terrace, Level 2 | Free

Bringing fresh air to real tango, Queer Tango London hosts free gender-blind classes, followed by dancing under the stars late into the night.

Kick off at 4pm with an Absolute Beginners Class, where you choose to lead or to follow, or both – no experience or partner needed.

From 5pm onwards, beginners and experienced dancers are invited to tango to intoxicating music provided by live bands including the Tango Terra Quartet, and Corina Patti with Simon Morris on guitar.

With queer tango performances, a bar on hand, and DJ sets from Claudio Tedesco and Anna Jorgensen, the whole evening is rounded off by dancing under the stars till 1am.

Queer Tango London collaborates once again with Peng Newman and Tango on the Thames to welcome absolutely everyone to Queer Tango on the Thames, held alongside our Hayward Gallery exhibition Kiss My Genders

Age recommendation
Please note that after 9pm this event may contain adult content.

Event information
This event finishes at 1am.



Location and times

Buses and underground

Waterloo and Waterloo East stations in the South of the river Thames and Embankment station in the North provide good underground and rail services. The area is served by many bus routes. Click here or the image below for directions.


Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.